Our Agile & Scrum Courses

Training is critical for a successful Agile implementation. We specialize in Agile and Scrum project management training for the novice through the expert.

Foundational and Certification Courses

Agile Project Management with Scrum

Our most popular training for the most widely-adopted Agile framework, Scrum. More...

Scrum Master Certification Training

This two-day course covers the key components of Scrum and provides in-depth training on the role of the Scrum Master. More…

Product Owner and User Story Training

This two-day course will Product Owners with a thorough introduction to Scrum and training on User Stories and the Agile product lifecycle. More…

Agile for Teams

This one-day Scrum Team Training is intended for anyone interested in learning the core principles of Scrum. More…

Agile for Executives

The 1/2-day Agile for Executives training provides an understanding of what is needed at the management level to achieve the best business results and fastest ROI with Agile. More…

Scaling Agile

Scrum is great when you have a single team, but what about when you have multiple teams working on the same product? This is called "Scaling Agile" to large projects. More…

DevOps for Agile Teams

This training will cover the best practices to ensure collaboration between the Development and Operations Teams. More…

Achieving Agility: How to implement Agile in your organization

Interested in implementing Agile but not sure what the next steps are? This three-day course reviews Scrum and other Agile approaches. More…

All About Agile™ PMI-ACP® Preparation Course

This highly sought-after class is designed specifically to help you pass the PMI-ACP certification examination. More…

Kanban for Software Development Teams

Not every organization is suited for Scrum. This two-day training will help prepare you to implement Kanban for your organization. More…

Advanced Courses (One year of Agile experience recommended)

Contact us for more information on these customized advanced courses.

Interested in delivering the training yourself or becoming an Agile Trainer? We also license our courses.

Agile Consulting Manifesto

My Agile Consulting Manifesto. While delivering successful software development projects for over 20 years and seeing the profession that I am so passionate about become damaged by misinformation, framework saturation and a complete loss of credibility, I have come to...

I may be stating the obvious—you can’t be Agile without being Lean.

In the Agile Practice Guide published by PMI® and the Agile Alliance®, there is the Venn diagram shown above. It is a simple yet useful visual that most of us long-toothed Agile practitioners clearly understand.  Unfortunately, I am finding through my training...

How Agile are you? Free Agile Maturity Assessment

NEW! Become a Certified Agile Professional When you receive the score of your self-assessment, you can identify your level of Agility on the Agile maturity matrix. Contact us if you are looking for ways to improve your overall Agile Maturity. 0 - 80 points: Ad-hoc...

Who Owns Quality in Agile?

In Scrum, the expectation is that the entire Scrum Team owns quality, but what does that really mean? Isn’t the Product Owner only worried about value? Doesn’t the team own all the testing? Don’t they really own quality? Like many other concepts in Agile the answer to...

The 2018 PMI-ACP® Exam Changes

  The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has proceeded down the path of embracing Agile. On March 26, 2018 both the PMP® and PMI-ACP® exams with be updated to reflect PMI's new Agile Practice Guide and the PMBOK® 6th edition. You can read about the changes here....

What’s next on your Agile journey?

Hello Agile Adventurer: My son Zach and I hiking in Maine. As an avid hiker, I tend to focus on the journey not so much the destination. The same is true with Agile. All of you are in a different place on your Agile journey. Some of you are well into your Agile...

An Agile software development approach could have prevented this – just saying.

UPDATE: January 30, 2018 The Washington Post published an article with more details: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/01/30/heres-what-went-wrong-with-that-hawaii-missile-alert-the-fcc-says/?utm_term=.84e766af06c6 It is interesting that one of...

The Practical Agile Blog

Agile 2.0 – It’s about People and Connections! It’s not about Scaling.

Andrew Carnegie once said, Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. His observation is spot...

Certifications, Integrity, Values: Where do you stand?

As an Agile Coach and Trainer, I try to stay current with certifications. I don’t believe that these certifications necessarily make someone more effective, but for me, they are a structured way of staying current with industry best practices.

About the Instructor, Dan Tousignant, CSP, PSM, PMP, PMI-ACP

Dan is a lifelong project manager and trainer with extensive experience in managing software development projects. Based upon this experience, he has adopted Agile as the primary approach for developing and implementing software. Though the role of the professional project manager is changing dramatically through these approaches, Dan coaches organizations on how to transition project teams and leadership to an Agile environment.

Dan has over 20 years of experience providing world class project management for strategic projects, direct P& L experience managing up to 50 million dollar software development project budgets, experience managing multi-million dollar outsourced software development efforts and strong, demonstrated, results-driven leadership skills including ability to communicate a clear vision, build strong teams, and drive necessary change within organizations. With extensive experience providing coaching and training across industries and the ability to manage relationships at the executive level, Dan knows what it takes to succeed.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Project Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Professional Scrum Developer.